I've got several updates I've been meaning to post for a while and then some updates from today.
Everything is looking good! Weight gain is on track, belly is measuring normal, Emily's heartbeat was 145 and my blood pressure was good. I had the joy of doing my glucose test this morning. I hope I pass and I don't have to do the 3 hour test. The orange drink wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be - tasted like flat orange soda or a melted orange popsicle. The bad part was my reaction to the drink. It's hard to describe but I felt like crap the rest of the day - I just never felt right and just wanted to sleep. It was a long day at work. And I still don't feel 100% right. I should know in a few days if I passed or not.
The bedding set I picked out has some really cute wall pictures with it. I'm too cheap to buy them so I copied the patterns and made them myself. I think they turned out pretty well.
I ordered a really cute name decal to go above the crib. I found a great shop on Etsy - check it out if you are ever in need of decals. There is some really cute stuff posted and custom orders can be done. Check out VinylVineyard
#1 - El Paso! My first baby shower was in El Paso on April 24. A family friend from the church I grew up in hosted a shower for me and I really enjoyed it. It was a gift card shower just because it would be hard to travel back with a lot of gifts. Thanks to some very generous friends we got a lot of spending money to Babies R Us (we'll put 'em to good use) and some really cute outfits, bibs, socks and a few other things. I don't have any pictures from the shower but I have a picture of the gifts (and Banjo guarding them).
#2 - Surprise! When I got to work today (after my doctor's appointment) my co-workers had a surprise baby shower for me! It was fun to walk into balloons, streamers, cake and some awesome gifts. They picked a great day to surprise me because I had NO desire to be there after my glucose test. It was really, really sweet of them. I'll still be picking up confetti when I go on maternity leave. Everything is sitting in the Pack & Play - diapers, wipes, wipe warmer, gowns, bottles and several other things.
Banjo is our (Brad will tell you she's his, not mine) dog. She's a mut - we think she's got some Beagle in her - and she's the best dog anyone could ask for. Several people have asked up how we think she'll transition to having a baby in the home - that is one thing we aren't worried about at all. Banjo has always been great with kids and babies. I think she'll be protective over Emily - she's already more protective of me. Anytime we get new baby stuff we set it out and let her sniff it. We are trying to get her used to all of the stuff and also teach her that it's not hers. She's having a hard time understanding why she can't play with the stuffed animals.
...and I'm done!